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Increase in Legal Immigration


With all the bad news we had recently, how about a piece of good news, for a change?

Thousands of legal immigrants have arrived on the island, the Conselleria de Medi Ambient tells us. I am talking about migrants really, not immigrants. Migrant birds from northern Europe have come to Mallorca due to the severely cold weather conditions recently in Scandinavia, the Baltic region, Britain, Germany, Holland, even France.

Apparently, 53 different species of aquatic waterfowl are currently found in the Parc Natural de S’Albufera, according to a head count that was undertaken recently by some 40 ornithologists, students and bird loving volunteers from all over Mallorca. The reason for such high numbers of waterfowl, with a total of 12,942 birds counted, is the water level in S’Albufera, which is higher this year than usual. This number of aquatic waterfowl is actually the third highest on record, here in Mallorca.

That must be good news, don’t you think? This report indicates to me that some ecological diversity is still preserved, at least here in Mallorca.

And here’s another bit of good news: entry admission to the Parc Natural S’Albufera de Mallorca is free. Opening hours are daily from 09h00 to 17h00; after April 1st, the park is open even until 18h00. But even though it’s free, you have to be there before 16h00, to get your entry ticket.

The photo was taken near the town of Alcúdia, Mallorca, Spain. The date: November 4th, 2007. The time was 18:28:32.

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